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As Cities Burn and Chaos Ensues, Do All Victims Matter? — Opinion

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Jeff Davidson

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Racism is abominable, unfair, and immoral. No one should be victimized on account of skin color. Victimization in America is deluded, however, by orchestrated agendas, and thus only some victims count. How so? Let’s start in 1965.

Systematic Victimization

Recognizing that African-Americans had been victimized in society for 100+ years, the Johnson Administration’s “Great Society” in 1964 and 1965 became the driving force behind an array of initiatives for redress.

By 2014, the U.S. had spent $22,000,000,000,000 ($22 trillion) on affirmative action and wealth re-distribution type programs to raise the education level, employment status, and income level of African Americans. In perspective, in world history, only 17 countries including the U.S. have ever achieved an annual GDP of at least one trillion dollars, for even one year.

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$22 trillion dollars breaks down to more than $16,000 allocated per African-American citizen, alive, in each of those 50 years. Over the span of a 40-year career, such as ages 18 to 58, or ages 22-62, $16,000 annually, sums to $640,000 per person.

Violence by the Numbers

In present day America, one in five police officers is black. Annually, U.S. police encounters with the public number in the tens of millions. Based on Bureau of Justice Statistics for 2018, black-on-white violent crime overall — murders and violent attacks — totaled 547,948, whereas vice versa was 112,365.

Page 3 of Homicide Trends in the U.S. reveals that the offending homicide rate for blacks, 34.4 per 100,000, is nearly eight times higher than the rate for whites, 4.5 per 100,000. Moreover, blacks kill from 8 to 10 times as many whites, annually, than vice versa, as reported in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2018, from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

With a nation of roughly six times as many whites as blacks, adjusting for representation in the population means blacks murdering whites is 54 times more likely than vice versa. From 1965 to the present, as incredible as it seems, all black-on-white murders or violent attacks sums to more than 20,000,000.

Currently, nearly half of African-American surveyed say that they know of someone treated callously by police. And, black male adults are five times more likely as white male adults to report they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity. In context, one can begin to comprehend how being unfairly stopped and callously treated might happen.

Police of all races have to be on high alert and deal with their own zooming pulses: The data from 55 years reveal that black-on-white violence is much more prevalent than vice versa. As such, some innocent black males and to a lesser extent black females unfortunately become victimized by police.

No Denying the Violence

Research from the Manhattan Institute shows that, “An officer’s chance of getting killed by a black assailant is 18.5 times higher than the chance of an unarmed black getting killed by a cop,” …despite what mainstream press chooses for headlines. Virtually everyone in law enforcement is aware that blacks are overwhelmingly more likely to kill or attack whites than vice versa. Law enforcement veterans have long known this, and live with it daily.

Certainly, a variety of socioeconomic factors at play lead to higher crime rates among blacks. Still, how can police be expected to tiptoe around black assailants or suspects? Behavior is at issue: Not skin color. Police often make split second decisions; they are not sociologists or psychologists with extended time to assess situations.

Considering 55 years of corroborated FBI data, private research, and university-based studies, the police are undertaking an incredibly difficult job.

Black Privilege

Based on Washington State University-Spokane findings, U.S. white police officers are far less likely to shoot unarmed blacks than other races due to, “real-world concern over discipline, liability, or public disapproval.”

Other findings reveal that police, “were more likely to shoot unarmed white suspects than unarmed black or Hispanic suspects, and were more likely to fail to shoot armed black suspects than armed white or Hispanic suspects.” In sum, police display a, “significant bias favoring black suspects in their decisions to shoot.”

Despite blacks murdering whites at a rate 54 times more likely than vice versa, the Leftist media machine, the leading newspapers chief among them, has censored the truth for decades, calls anyone who illuminates these issues a racist, and reports on little or none of this. Hence the perpetuation of hostilities all around continues.

No Truth, No Resolution

Society can deal with the truth when given the truth. Starting from the truth, viable solutions can be proposed, implemented, tested, and refined. Without the truth, we can only dance around the periphery of this half-century epidemic of violence, and never truly address the roots of the issue.

Where do we begin? Acknowledge that all victims matter, so that America does not stay on the same erroneous path for the next 55 years.

Jeff Davidson is “The Work-Life Balance Expert®” and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com for more information.

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Arizona Takes Bold Action in Attempt to Block Biden Vax Mandate

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There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity.

Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes.

So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive.

Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts.

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Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward.

“Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.”

Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans.

The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however.

“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

The indignant nature of the federal response will not sit well with the anti-vaccine crowd.

There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity. Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes. So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive. Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts. Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward. “Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.” Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans. The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however. “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those…

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Biden Admits That He Has ‘No Answer’ for High Gas Prices

Just in time for the holidays, no less.

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Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation.

The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated.

Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation.

President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year.

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“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event.

“I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”

And then…

“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.”

This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation. The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated. Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation. President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” And then… “I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.” This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

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